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What is a total anomalous pulmonary venous return?
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Dr. James Thompson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: TAPVR
The pulmonary veins carry blood with oxygen back from the lungs to the heart.
They should drain into the left atrium, so that the blood with oxygen can then be pumped out to the body. In tapvr, all of the veins from the lungs return to the heart in an abnormal fashion--the blood with oxygen returns to the right side of the heart. The only way this can be fixed is by surgery.

In brief: TAPVR
The pulmonary veins carry blood with oxygen back from the lungs to the heart.
They should drain into the left atrium, so that the blood with oxygen can then be pumped out to the body. In tapvr, all of the veins from the lungs return to the heart in an abnormal fashion--the blood with oxygen returns to the right side of the heart. The only way this can be fixed is by surgery.
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